Can we speed up invisible treatment?
Over the years there has been an increased emphasis on shorter treatment duration with more adults seeking orthodontic treatment. Reduced treatment time has been advocated to lower the risk of caries, root resorption, periodontal problems and patient burn out, and improve compliance which is key for successful treatment with clear sequential aligners.
Many methods of accelerated tooth movement have been introduced over the years, ranging from minimally invasive to surgically assisted methods. This lecture will review evidence related to variables effecting orthodontic tooth movement with clear aligners and research on different methods of accelerated tooth movement and their clinical significance.
Finished her dental and orthodontic training in Ankara University, School of Dentistry in Turkey. She then worked as assistant lecturer at Near East University in North Cyprus. She moved to Australia in 2009 where she began working as a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Department of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.
Currently she is a Senior Lecturer and the DClinDent, DMD and BOH Orthodontic Course Coordinator for Sydney University. She is a member of the Australasian Orthodontic Board Advisory Committee, Sydney Dental School Learning and Teaching Committee, Sydney Orthodontic Advisory Committee and the Australian Orthodontic Education Committee. Her research interests include Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, increasing the efficacy of orthopaedic treatment, TADs, accelerated tooth movement, orthodontic tooth movement and root resorption.